Last week, I spent the day with the edSocialMedia in Annapolis, MD helping a group of independent school professionals dive into the act of social sharing. Throughout the day, the seven teams scurried around in an effort to shoot and post video, send tweets, pin photos, write blog posts and more. The workshop was designed [...]
John Hill, the Higher Education Evangelist for LinkedIn, presented at the 2012 edSocialMedia Summit in San Francisco, CA, at the Fort Mason Center Cowell Theater. In this video, "Inversity, A Higher Education View of LinkedIn,” John focuses his presentation on four key aspects of LinkedIn: people, jobs, companies & groups, and provides insight into how we can leverage these core components for better individual and institutional advancement.
In yesterday’s SmartBrief on Social Media newsletter, they featured an article by Heidi Cohen, “10 tips for social media introverts.” The post reads more like a comparison between the worlds of social media and school. If social media is a lot like high school, then we should all be experts! These are the 10 comparisons [...]
OH NO!! Someone posted something negative on your social media feed! Best to delete it before the head of development sees it, right? Wrong. In most cases, a seemingly negative post actually falls somewhere in the middle of a grey area, not positive, but not truly offensive. In this post I’ve distilled the experiences of [...]
Social media is great for broadcasting your school’s message to your alumni, but how do you learn what your alumni are up to? This past week I led a web 2.0 lunch discussion on LinkedIn for Alumni Relations and how to use this tool to connect with alumni from our school. Anyone who works in [...]
LinkedIn is one of those social sites that I’ve joined, I keep my profile up-to-date, but I really do little else with. I’m often wonder what use it has for me in my life. Because of my lack of use and feeling that I really need to know more I was thankful when I found [...]
School home pages are collecting social media buttons faster than I can grab free pens from the vendors at a tech/ed conference. But as organizations sign up for Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Blip.tv, Linkedin, Flickr, Meebo (really guys? really?), Livestream, Blogger and Wikipedia I have some serious questions about what this all means. Does the success [...]
This one comes from John Carson who worked with Upper Canada College from June 2007 until May 2008. Their efforts were awarded The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education’s 2008 PRIX D’EXCELLENCE Bronze Award for Best E-Innovation in University Advancement and also the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2008 Circle of Excellence Bronze Award. Read more to learn how they did it.